Blog | Global Supply Chain Group

Here are a selection of our blogs for your perusal:

For CEOs:

BIG PICTURE vs REAL PICTURE – What is Required for Business Transformations?
Global shipping is a very cut-throat business where you can make a lot of money just by buying and selling ships[...]
When Supply Chain Confusion Can Kill Business
Supply Chain Confusion - Have you Encountered It? What is Supply Chain Confusion all about? I am a very social[...]
How Organizational Silos Can Ruin Your Supply Chain
Organizational silos are based on the division of labor, on organizing the labor in such a way that each individual[...]
Any One of These Five Confusions in Your Company Could Wipe Out the Entire Profit for the Year
There is no doubt that confusion results in loss of action. Because clarity is the basis of all actions. Clarity[...]
A Great Man Knows His Own Limitations
This picture prompted me to write the blog post. Like many other people, I am a great admirer of Steve[...]
Sponsor the Inaugural “Green Supply Chain Award”
Global Supply Chain Group to sponsor the inaugural ‘Green Supply Chain Award' at the upcoming Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards[...]

For Boards and Chairpersons:

Apple Watch, And The Sign of a Bad Strategist
When I am doing difficult mathematical problems with my son, if he does not yet know the right answer (or[...]
The Single Biggest Mistake in Business Transformations
  If I have seen it once, I have seen it a hundred times.  A new person is brought in[...]
The Most Powerful Lessons of the History
Business leaders should look to history not the governments for a way out of the current economic morass says the[...]
5-STAR Business Network – A Company is known by the company it keeps
I am always amused to see the starry eyed stories of success of the companies in the business press. Many[...]
Supply Chain is the New Electricity – You Cannot Run Business Without It
Recently I did a small but quite interesting thought experiment with one of my sons. We were discussing the invention[...]
Why Collaboration is the NEW Advantage?
For decades, if not centuries, the economists have been extolling the virtues of competition. No doubt, competition unleashes forces lying dormant[...]

For CXOs and VPs:

US PC industry – and then there was one little pig left!
US PC makers' market is showing classic symptoms of short term strategic thinking taught by Harvards and other such august[...]
Supply Chain is the New Electricity – You Cannot Run Business Without It
Recently I did a small but quite interesting thought experiment with one of my sons. We were discussing the invention[...]
How You Define Success Determines Your Results
"What is success? How do you define it in your current role?" It was a simple question. I asked this[...]
How Organizational Silos Can Ruin Your Supply Chain
Organizational silos are based on the division of labor, on organizing the labor in such a way that each individual[...]
When Supply Chain Confusion Can Kill Business
Supply Chain Confusion - Have you Encountered It? What is Supply Chain Confusion all about? I am a very social[...]
Doug Hudgeon – The Cost Reduction Tip: Fix Core Problems
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Some problems just need to be fixed, regardless of cost. Last year, near[...]

For Managers and Analysts:

What Supply Chain Managers Can Do About Safety Recalls?
If you are in Australia, it is more than likely that you already know this saga. If you are not[...]
The Newest Way to Make Your Business Network Great
In his book The 5-STAR Business Network (http://bit.ly/5-STARBN), Vivek Sood mentions the concept of synchronicity, and focus on Carl Jung's[...]
What Two African Entrepreneurs Have Learnt from Amazon.com – Globalization in Action Serving Humanity
Boasting exponential growth since its inception in 2012, Jumia became the first e-commerce site to bring the coveted Play Station[...]
Dear Hackers – Please Do Not Kill the Cloud…
There are already plenty of nude photos in the cyberspace. No matter how attractive these celebrities are, their photos are[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
Supply Chain is the New Electricity – You Cannot Run Business Without It
Recently I did a small but quite interesting thought experiment with one of my sons. We were discussing the invention[...]
How To Find a Job
This blog post is relatively small and simple. Yet, as you will see, it is of immense use to anyone[...]
From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]

For Logistics Companies:

Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
Tendering – The Only Way?
A serious look at Tendering by Stuart Emmett One of the key activities of procurement is to obtain acceptable agreements[...]
Challenging Leadership Principles
By Stuart Emmett  This article puts over what I see as essential leadership principles. They are taken from my book[...]
Change Your Processes Before Implementing New Software
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip The success rate of software implementations is woefully low. There are lots of[...]
Supply Chain Segmentation – The Next Step in Delivering What you Promise in Digital Marketing
Trust & Care - Two Hallmarks of Supply Chain Segmentation Supply Chain Segmentation Drives Today's Digital Marketing - This is[...]
How to increase your professional income?
Many professionals in the business world wonder how to increase income, at least every few weeks. Want to legitimately increase[...]

For Supply Chain Software Companies:

How Organizational Silos Can Ruin Your Supply Chain
Organizational silos are based on the division of labor, on organizing the labor in such a way that each individual[...]
Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware
www.outsourcing3.com Beware the Story: Trust Your Emotions AND Verify All Facts Less that two-thirds of all outsourcing succeed because of[...]
Challenging Leadership Principles
By Stuart Emmett  This article puts over what I see as essential leadership principles. They are taken from my book[...]
Why Collaboration is the NEW Advantage?
For decades, if not centuries, the economists have been extolling the virtues of competition. No doubt, competition unleashes forces lying dormant[...]
Empowerment and Email
by Stuart Emmett I am fed up with a lot of organisations. Is it just me? Do others find too[...]
US PC industry – and then there was one little pig left!
US PC makers' market is showing classic symptoms of short term strategic thinking taught by Harvards and other such august[...]

For IoT and SCM Automation /
or SCM Property Groups:

From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
How to increase your professional income?
Many professionals in the business world wonder how to increase income, at least every few weeks. Want to legitimately increase[...]
E- Learning; a philosophy not a manifesto
Stuart Emmett  takes a look at E-learning Wherever we turn these days all kinds of “e” are quickly growing and[...]
Tendering – The Only Way?
A serious look at Tendering by Stuart Emmett One of the key activities of procurement is to obtain acceptable agreements[...]
Your Business Network is your Business’ Net Worth
--- Excerpted from the introduction of THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK Business Network is now the engine of the society and[...]
Empowerment and Email
by Stuart Emmett I am fed up with a lot of organisations. Is it just me? Do others find too[...]

For Boutique Consulting Groups:

How Organizational Silos Can Ruin Your Supply Chain
Organizational silos are based on the division of labor, on organizing the labor in such a way that each individual[...]
Business Model Transformation: Lessons From Soccer And Hockey – Part 2
In the previous blog in this series I wrote about the Brazilian soccer teams transformation from an individualistic style of[...]
How to Prepare Simple, Effective Cost Management Reports (part 1)
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Effective management accounts are critical to a cost reduction initiative. Without it, your[...]
Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?
By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult.[...]
Understanding and Using Resistance – in Business Transformations Using SCM 3.0
19 years ago, when studying for MBA, our Professor in Change Management, Dexter Dunphy told us that Change Management is[...]
Assign Clear Personal Responsibility for Each Cost Line to a Single Individual
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Management Tip As I’ve planned my upcoming tips, I’ve been pondering which tip will be[...]
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